Can myths be laid to rest and fairies slain? The green fairy, like her sisters, has shown remarkable endurance and is determined not to disappear.
Today, thanks to a marked trail from Pontarlier to Noiraigue, the Franco-Swiss land of absinthe ...
This 68-page brochure traces the Franco-Swiss history of absinthe from the 18th century to modern times ...
The Querry family has been roasting coffee since 1976. The range of coffees has now expanded to around 20 varieties and flavoured ...
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11 August 1901. Pontarlier's largest distillery, the Pernod distillery, is ablaze. The vats of alcohol could turn into lethal bombs!
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When absinthe was banned, a Swiss restaurant owner was brought to trial for daring to serve a "Fairy Iced Soufflé" to President Mitterrand during an o...
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Discover the recipe of Georges Matthey-Claudet. A "resister" from the Val-de-Travers and coppersmith in the village of Môtiers, he specialised in maki...
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Absinthe consumption peaked around 1900 and was present on every table at aperitif time, renamed "the green hour".
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It was only from 1830 that absinthe consumption really took off, thanks to the unintentional support of French colonial troops.
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The medicinal and therapeutic virtues of wormwood for digestive problems have been recognised since ancient times, but it is also useful for other com...
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In France, following the banning of absinthe, "resister" distillers make it to the front page of the papers and are taken to court.
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Following a series of raids by the Swiss Alcohol Board to seize stills and absinthe in the 1960s, the Val-de-Travers earned a reputation as a rebellio...
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